SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- John Mackey, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, led a spontaneous walkout of corporate executives and shareholders that lasted a few minutes during last week's annual meeting here. The walkout came moments after a representative of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals began reading a statement questioning Whole Foods' policy on animal welfare and a few minutes after shareholders heard an extended statement ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

Why Register for FREE?

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick.  What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.
 

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)
 

Attention Paid Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.